Originally created 12/31/06

Soloist becomes rising star after funeral



It would be an understatement to say Timothy Boyd Miller had an exciting year.

On top of tying the knot with his college sweetheart, Mr. Miller has enjoyed a number of successes since his vocal solo at the funeral for civil rights matriarch, Coretta Scott King.

Since performing I Ain't Got Time To Die on Feb. 7 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Mr. Miller traveled to California in May to perform a Malcom X tribute with the Oakland Opera.

On July 16, he married Iuyana Malone Miller, a first-grade teacher in the Atlanta area.

In August, he was named adjunct professor of voice at his alma mater, Morehouse College. The 1998 Academy of Richmond County graduate landed opportunities he says resulted from his national TV exposure. He was named staff soloist at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University and landed a voice and job teaching piano at Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Mr. Miller, 25, anticipates a January invitation to perform with the world-famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

"Since February, life has been really busy. But, in my profession, it's something I welcome. I'm really working hard to get significant performances under my belt," he said.

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